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The Little Prince


Acrylics on Canvas 24X36″ 2016 @ Ray Lengelé

Tribute to ” The little prince” Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

The Little Prince (French: Le Petit Prince, first published in 1943, is a novella, the most famous work of the French aristocrat, writer, poet, and pioneering aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900–1944).

“My friend smiled gently and indulgently.

You see yourself, he said, that this is not a sheep. This is a ram. It has horns.

So then I did my drawing over once more.

But it was rejected too, just like the others.

This one is too old. I want a sheep that will live a long time.

By this time my patience was exhausted, because I was in a hurry to start taking my engine apart. So I tossed off this drawing.

This is only his box. The sheep you asked for is inside.

I was very surprised to see a light break over the face of my young judge:

That is exactly the way I wanted it! Do you think that this sheep will have to have a great deal of grass?


Because where I live everything is very small . . .

There will surely be enough grass for him,” I said. “It is a very small sheep that I have given you.

He bent his head over the drawing.

Not so small that–Look! He has gone to sleep . . .

And that is how I made the acquaintance of the little prince.”